Paul Out To Stop U.N. Gun Control

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Rep. Ron Paul Moving to Eliminate Gun Control Bureaucracy
— Amendment would remove U.S. from U.N. jurisdiction

(Wednesday, June 4, 1997) — Pro-gun Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) is working to remove a tourniquet that is slowly being drawn around gun owners’ necks. GOA has learned from his office that Rep. Paul plans to introduce — either today or tomorrow — an amendment that will pull the U.S. out of the U.N. His office has asked GOA and its supporters to generate support for passing this amendment.

Among the many benefits of withdrawing from the world government would be that the U.N. would no longer have any authority to enforce its gun control agenda — an agenda which has been quietly gathering momentum in the past couple of years. Here is a brief synopsis of the problem and what Rep. Paul is planning to do:

From the Horse’s Mouth — U.N. openly looking to register private firearms globally

* The documents from the U.N.’s own webpage — — make it clear that they are very serious about disarming American civilians. For example, on December 22, 1995, the UN announced the launch of a study of small arms. Among the countries involved in this study are the Japanese, Canadian and Russian governments. (Also participating was Stewart Allen, Chief of the Intelligence Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.)

* A few months later, the U.N. Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice met in Vienna (May, 1996) to discuss strategies for civilian disarmament among the member states. In announcing this summit, U.N. bureaucrats set forth what they perceived to be a major problem — namely, that “small arms are spreading throughout society with little documentation, since they are frequently bought from private individuals.” Thus, one of the commission’s objectives was to study gun control laws around the world for “the development of related strategies” among the member countries (like the U.S.).

* Since most countries register gun owners, one would undoubtedly expect that the “related strategies” would include registering all guns so that the U.N. and the subordinate governments (including the U.S.) will know where the guns are. No more anonymous gun sales with “little documentation.” No more passing a gun down from father to son. No more selling a gun to a friend at the office. Big Brother will track everything pertaining to guns.

* Gun control illustrates one of the dangers of the U.S. membership in the U.N. In May of 1994, the Clinton administration agreed to participate in a discussion of ways for the United Nations to control the manufacture of guns and their sales to civilians. This was over a year before all of the activities of the U.N. Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice swung into motion with financial support from Japan and bureaucrats on loan from our neighbor, Canada. These other countries were not sneaking in the back door of U.S. sovereignty — our own government was hiding behind the U.N. to carry out the civilian disarmament they did not think they could get away with by themselves.